Surface Organometallic Chemistry on Metals; Selective hydrogenation of citral on silica supported Rhodium modified by tetra-n-butyl Germanium, Tin and Lead

B. Didillon, J. P. Candy, F. Le Peletier, O. A. Ferretti, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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Bi-metallic Rh[M'(n-C4H9)x]y/SiO2 (M'=Ge, Sn, Pb) catalysts can be obtained by surface organometallic chemistry on metals. With Ge and Sn based complexes, stable organometallic fragment can be obtained for which x ≈ 2 and y ≥ 0.3. These catalysts exhibit increasing activities and selectivities for citral (cis and trans) conversion into geraniol (and nerol) when“y” varies from 0.3 to ca. 1. With the Rh-Pb system, no butyl groups remain on the catalyst surface when “y” increases. These catalysts exhibits a decay of activity when “y” increases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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